I'm Orthodox Jewish, and a bit of an overachiever when it comes to the holidays. I have a serious love/hate relationship with Passover. Each year it gets harder and harder to clean, cook, and prepare all the the things that need to be done properly. Last year I did it all, and as soon as I lit candles I had a complete relapse. I don't remember much of those 8 days, except being mostly bed bound and miserable. All my friends were taking their kids to special outings on the intermediate days, and I could barely move a muscle. My poor daughter felt left out and bored to tears because all her friends were away. My husband tried to make the best of it, bless him. This year, I'm terrified. My husband has offered to hire a cleaning lady to come in for a couple of days to get the major stuff done, but that still leaves me with the final cleaning, all the cooking, etc. To make matters worse, the house is small, and horrible crowded and cluttered. I have no idea how I'm going to tackle all the mess.I really want to go away for Passover, maybe stay with some of his relatives, but traveling and being away from home stresses me out a lot, too. I know G-d doesn't want me to make myself sicker while trying to keep the Holidays, but I'm not sure what the right compromise is. AAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!